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Fish New York's Lake Erie

Jul 30, 2014

Anglers can catch bronzebacks from the rock jetties just outside the marina harbors to 40 miles out in Lake Erie.

Fish New York's Niagara River

Jul 30, 2014

Of the 22.5 million people who visit Niagara Falls each year, almost none will take the time to look beyond the water crashing at its rocky base to see the monumental smallmouth fishery that exists there.

Winning is about recovering

Jul 30, 2014

I had an interesting experience the other evening that I thought might be worth writing about. It centers on the concept of recovery and how that affect the outcomes of bass tournaments.

Beginners: Pond fishing

Jul 30, 2014

Jerry McKinnis shows you how to fish a pond for bass.

The versatile worm

Jul 29, 2014

Most anglers have their favorite summertime lures, from deep diving crankbaits to spoons and jigs. Well, make sure you add “big worms” to the list because nothing tempts those summer deepwater bass like a 10-inch soft plastic.

Get dialed in on offshore action

Jul 26, 2014

This is the time of year when you’ll find me employing power fishing tactics on the offshore ledges throughout the South.

A crazy year for seasonal patterns

Jul 25, 2014

This has been a year of paradoxical shifts in the nation’s weather patterns, and it’s really affected our seasonal pattern strategies for bass fishing.

On the water ethics

Jul 23, 2014

For those of you who watched the The Bassmasters television show that covered BASSfest from Lake Chickamauga, you’ll have seen the KVD vs. Ike mini-confrontation. While I wasn’t involved, nor do I know all the details to comment on it directly, it did give me the idea for this column.

Casting for beginners

Jul 22, 2014

Learn proper technique for casting your rod with tips from Jerry McKinnis.

Ike shows you how to walk the dog

Jul 21, 2014

Michael Iaconelli shows the tools you need to walk the dog for big bass.

Follow the bluegill

Jul 13, 2014

Shad and crawfish aren’t the only forage magnets for bass. Learn the habits of these panfish and you’ll crack the code for catching some of the biggest bass in your lake this summer.

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